Displays & Exhibits

 The Library’s display case features some delightful art work done by students at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, NJ.    The pieces were selected from various projects that were done this year by all the four high school classes. Media used vary from charcoal drawing to pencil drawing, water color painting, tempera painting, ink painting, pen and ink, mosaic paper tiles and mock stained glass.    Brief descriptions of some of the art projects of which sample pieces are in the exhibit:   Students studied work by MC Escher and from his famous eye drawing, did renderings of their own eye using a mirror, drawing pencils, stomps, kneaded erasers, gum erasers and their new skills.  In a  nod to Marc Chagall, students chose a theme from nature and created "mock stained glass" using tissue paper, cello paper, glue, mod podge, and sharpies on Lucite boards.  Displayed are some contour drawings of students’ shoes by using ink.  The contour drawings were enhanced by using hatching and cross hatching techniques to give the feeling of depth, texture and dimension.  Students created a collage based on their own traits and identifying with animals that have these traits.  They made a creature by incorporating at least 3 different animals.  The next project was to render the creature in pencil to make it look believable and then to paint the same creature on canvas using acrylic paints.  Also displayed are works in acrylics, pieces following Japanese ink painting techniques, drawings of sea shells “from life”, and “song” inspired works.  

The Library’s display case features some delightful art work done by students at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, NJ.  

The pieces were selected from various projects that were done this year by all the four high school classes. Media used vary from charcoal drawing to pencil drawing, water color painting, tempera painting, ink painting, pen and ink, mosaic paper tiles and mock stained glass.  

Brief descriptions of some of the art projects of which sample pieces are in the exhibit:
 
Students studied work by MC Escher and from his famous eye drawing, did renderings of their own eye using a mirror, drawing pencils, stomps, kneaded erasers, gum erasers and their new skills.

In a  nod to Marc Chagall, students chose a theme from nature and created "mock stained glass" using tissue paper, cello paper, glue, mod podge, and sharpies on Lucite boards.

Displayed are some contour drawings of students’ shoes by using ink.  The contour drawings were enhanced by using hatching and cross hatching techniques to give the feeling of depth, texture and dimension.

Students created a collage based on their own traits and identifying with animals that have these traits.  They made a creature by incorporating at least 3 different animals.  The next project was to render the creature in pencil to make it look believable and then to paint the same creature on canvas using acrylic paints.

Also displayed are works in acrylics, pieces following Japanese ink painting techniques, drawings of sea shells “from life”, and “song” inspired works.
 

The Livingston Public Library welcomes exhibits and displays, which further the educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable and/or public service objectives of the Library. Exhibits and displays which incorporate books and other Library materials are especially encouraged.  The Library recognizes its role in nurturing local talent and culture and, therefore, extends its preference in scheduling exhibits and displays to local schools, civic and community groups and local artists.  The Library also encourages exhibits and displays by collectors, crafts people and hobbyists.  Other displays may be devoted to an aspect of community life, science, education, family life, local or other history, community accomplishments, national anniversaries or events, or traveling exhibits in various fields and areas of interest.

All exhibits are subject to the terms of the Livingston Public Library’s Exhibits and Displays Policy.

The Library has a lighted glass display case (H 15”; D 20”) by the entrance where the displays can last from 2 weeks to a month.  Scheduling for this is arranged several months in advance.

If you are interested to set up a display in the case or to have any sort of display anywhere in the Library, please complete the Request to Place or Erect an Exhibit/Display and submit it for advance review and approval to the Library or email it to archana.chiplunkar@livingston.bccls.org.  Your application must include photographs or samples of items to be displayed.  

The Exhibits and Displays Agreement must be signed prior to setting up any exhibit or display.

Once the application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule specific dates.

  Starting Feb 15 till Feb 27, the display case highlights a Chinese painting and calligraphy exhibition by Du Li, a painter and calligrapher from Beijing. Mr. Li’s pen name is Mo Chi,which means "a pond of ink." On display are some charming and elegantly created ink and wash paintings, a form of traditional Chinese painting that is noted for using several brush strokes to portray landscapes, flowers, birds, and figures. Just as its name suggests, an ink and wash painting is an art work created with water and ink, in different densities, to produce variations in tonality. Also on display by Mr. Li are works of  Chinese calligraphy, a form of aesthetic writing and artistic expression of Chinese language in a tangible form. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally highly regarded in the Chinese culture.

Starting Feb 15 till Feb 27, the display case highlights a Chinese painting and calligraphy exhibition by Du Li, a painter and calligrapher from Beijing. Mr. Li’s pen name is Mo Chi,which means "a pond of ink." On display are some charming and elegantly created ink and wash paintings, a form of traditional Chinese painting that is noted for using several brush strokes to portray landscapes, flowers, birds, and figures. Just as its name suggests, an ink and wash painting is an art work created with water and ink, in different densities, to produce variations in tonality. Also on display by Mr. Li are works of  Chinese calligraphy, a form of aesthetic writing and artistic expression of Chinese language in a tangible form. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally highly regarded in the Chinese culture.

  For the first month of the New Year, the Library showcases an elegant and attractive collection of cross stitch embroidery created by local resident Olena Nesteruk.

For the first month of the New Year, the Library showcases an elegant and attractive collection of cross stitch embroidery created by local resident Olena Nesteruk.

  Local resident Janet Resnick displays her varied collection of dreidels built up since she was in kindergarten. They are made of different materials such as paper, plastic, silver, clay, glass, and come from all over the world. These four-sided spinning tops are used to play games with on Hanukkah. This unique display can be enjoyed through December.

Local resident Janet Resnick displays her varied collection of dreidels built up since she was in kindergarten. They are made of different materials such as paper, plastic, silver, clay, glass, and come from all over the world. These four-sided spinning tops are used to play games with on Hanukkah. This unique display can be enjoyed through December.

  November 2017 Display   - Collection of stuffed teddy bears and teddy bear themed collectibles belonging to Livingston resident, Herta Conrads.

November 2017 Display - Collection of stuffed teddy bears and teddy bear themed collectibles belonging to Livingston resident, Herta Conrads.

  A delightful display of toy figurines from the 100+ collection of Livingston 4th grader, Dhwani Viswanathan, lights up the display case until February 14th. Dhwani was inspired to start collecting 5 years ago, by her aunt's grand collection of over 500 figurines. Items from her precious collection which she is sharing with the community include Disney princesses, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Sesame Street, Tinker Bell and friends, Chota Bheem (an Indian cartoon show), Zootopia, Finding Dory, and some special figures from Egypt! 

A delightful display of toy figurines from the 100+ collection of Livingston 4th grader, Dhwani Viswanathan, lights up the display case until February 14th. Dhwani was inspired to start collecting 5 years ago, by her aunt's grand collection of over 500 figurines. Items from her precious collection which she is sharing with the community include Disney princesses, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Sesame Street, Tinker Bell and friends, Chota Bheem (an Indian cartoon show), Zootopia, Finding Dory, and some special figures from Egypt! 

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